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The Human Processing Unit (HPU) as a New Approximate Computing Substrate

Yuhao Zhu
March 24, 2016

The Human Processing Unit (HPU) as a New Approximate Computing Substrate

WAX 2016 co-located with ASPLOS 2016

Yuhao Zhu

March 24, 2016
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  1. 1
    WAX 2016
    The Human Processing Unit (HPU)
    as a New Approximate Computing
    Substrate
    Yuhao Zhu
    UT Austin

    with Matt Lease, Matthew Halpern, and Vijay Janapa Reddi

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  2. Computing

    Device

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  3. Computing

    Device
    Problem Image
    Compression
    Edge
    Detection

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  4. Computing

    Device
    Problem Image
    Compression
    Edge
    Detection
    Algorithm /

    Application JPEG 2000 Sobel

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  5. Computing

    Device
    Problem
    Algorithm /

    Application
    HPU

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  6. Computing

    Device
    Problem
    Algorithm /

    Application
    HPU
    What approximate problems

    can be mapped to HPUs?

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  7. Computing

    Device
    Problem
    Algorithm /

    Application
    HPU
    What approximate problems

    can be mapped to HPUs?
    How do we program HPUs

    while ensuring quality?

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  8. Computing

    Device
    Problem
    Algorithm /

    Application
    What approximate problems

    can be mapped to HPUs?
    How do we program HPUs

    while ensuring quality?

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